Western Isles Tourguide Association

The Outer Hebrides of Scotland offers endless adventures. Breath taking scenery, a unique way of life with an ancient culture and a stunning natural environment. See the best the Outer Hebrides has to offer with a professional tour guide.

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Travelling in a location with more than one  identity exposes the expected and the unexpected. Whether you know these islands as nan Eilean Siar or the Western Isles or the Outer Hebrides, they offer a myriad of options to uncover.

In the mid-1990s, there was a move initiated by Marlene MacLeod of Western Isles Enterprise and supported by the Pier & Harbour Commission to create a professional guiding service. 

Our late colleague Joan Morrison was amongst the first batch of Western Isles students trained by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association (the national authority) to the internationally recognised qualification of Green Badge. 

Our Services

Since 1997 guides have been providing interpretation for shore excursion companies, coach tours and leading walking tours in the Outer Hebrides.
WITGA guides promote a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy of the Outer Hebrides.

Why Book with Us

Our passion for these Islands is enhanced by continuous training so clients can have the best experience during their time in the Outer Hebrides.

To explore options and gain the maximum benefit from your visit to our unique heritage,

Working with the Best

A professional Tour Guide will direct your eyes to the detail in locations,
your intellect to discover their significance, and your heart to take delight in a unique landscape and culture.

Local Knowledge

Unravel the rich heritage of the Gaelic Language and ancient culture with the aid of a local guide.

Island Heritage

Some of us were born and raised in the Outer Hebrides. Others have lived here long enough to be in the know

No Hidden Charges

We don't add hidden extras cost. Our pricing policy is fair and transparent.
With over 20 years of tour guiding and organising our professional service will make your stay a memorable one

No group too small

We cater for smaller groups or individuals. If you have a special interest like e.g archaeology, bird watching etc. we will provide a guide and a tour tailored to your needs.

We speak your language

Well, not all of them, of course, but a lot of our tour guides are bi-lingual or even multilingual.
If you wish a tour in your language, please enquire and we will endeavour to provide a guide.

WITGA in Numbers

Here are a few numbers from 2019 about our customers, our tours and trips.

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Latest Articles

Read here about the latest news from WITGA. There will always be new information so check back frequently!

Cruise Ship Excursions 2020

In 2020 the Outer Hebrides Guides are leading tours for over 50 cruise ships from the port of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Tours featuring the ancient Neolithic landscape of Callanish and the Iron Age monument at Dun Carloway. Other must sees are the ancient Hebridean …

Helene Lagrange

Hi there, I’m Helene and I welcome you to our website. I love guiding as I get to speak a lot about the islands. Here you get so close to living in the remains of history. The islands’ modern life is steeped in the remembrance of …

STGA Green Badge Assessment

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association assessors came to Stornoway to assess nine guides for Green Badge Accreditation. The ‘Western Isles Green Badge’ is a NEW regional tourist guide qualification.  The guides pictured by the ferry terminal were captured by Brian and Sergio representing STGA.